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From: Jeffrey Hundstad <>
To: "Horst H. von Brand" <>
Cc: Marty Leisner <>,,,
Subject: Re: ownership/permissions of cpio initrd
Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 14:35:00 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

It appears to not be standard with fedora for sure... but while it 
origiginally was/is a Debian package it looks like there is source if 
you'd like to build it on other systems.  It was originally designed to 
tackle the exact problem you are confronting.


Fakeroot runs a command in an environment were it appears to have root 
privileges for file manipulation, by setting LD_PRELOAD to a library 
with alternative versions of getuid(), stat(), etc. This is useful for 
allowing users to create archives (tar, ar, .deb .rpm etc.) with files 
in them with root permissions/ownership. Without fakeroot one would have 
to have root privileges to create the constituent files of the archives 
with the correct permissions and ownership, and then pack them up, or 
one would have to construct the archives directly, without using the 

Horst H. von Brand wrote:
> Jeffrey Hundstad <> wrote:
>> You can also use fakeroot(1).
> I think that is a debianism... not here on Fedora.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2006-12-05 20:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2006-12-05 17:20 ` Marty Leisner
2006-12-05 20:07   ` Horst H. von Brand
2006-12-05 20:17     ` Jeffrey Hundstad
2006-12-05 20:24       ` Horst H. von Brand
2006-12-05 20:32         ` Jan Engelhardt
2006-12-05 20:35         ` Jeffrey Hundstad [this message]
2006-12-05 20:39           ` Jan Engelhardt
2006-12-05 20:58             ` Jeffrey Hundstad
2006-12-05 21:43               ` Jan Engelhardt
2006-12-06  6:54       ` Marty Leisner
2006-12-05 20:30   ` Andreas Schwab
2006-12-05 21:56     ` Leisner, Martin
2006-12-05 22:23       ` Andreas Schwab
2006-12-06 12:17   ` Rainer Bawidamann

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